Global Soil Partnership

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In accordance with the ToRs and Rules of Procedure of the GSP, and as specifically recommended by the first GSP Plenary Assembly, the Secretariat has sought to support partners towards the establishment of active Regional Soil Partnerships.


Considering the urgency of addressing crucial global soil issues, the recently established Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils held its first working session from 22 to26 July 2013 at FAO HQ.

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The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) was launched today at the first Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership held at FAO Headquarters on 11 and 12 of June, 2013.


NEW! Report of the First Meeting of the GSP Plenary Assembly (english)

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On 11-12 June 2013 at FAO HQ in Rome, the Global Soil Partnership will convene its first Plenary Assembly bringing all its partners together to discuss about crucial issues of the GSP implementation. 


Agenda of the Plenary Assembly


On 24 April 2013 at the 146 FAO Council, FAO member Countries endorsed the request from the Kingdom of Thailand in the framework of the GSP for the proclamation of the International Year of Soils 2015. The IYS will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management as the basis for food systems, fuel and fibre production, essential ecosystem functions and better adaptation to climate change for present and future generations.